Yoriko Kawaguchi

Former Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister of the Environment, Japan; Professor, Meiji Institute for Global Affairs, Meiji University

Yoriko Kawaguchi

Residency: Feb. 9-20, 2017

Public Talk:
"San Diego Global Forum: Japan-U.S. Relations Going Forward"
Feb. 15, 2017
Former Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister of the Environment in Japan, the Honorable Professor Yoriko Kawaguchi shared her views on Japanese-U.S. diplomatic relations with regard to the economy, the environment, and geopolitics and Asia going forward. Following her presentation, Professor Ulrike Schaede led a conversation on how these matters affect global trade and San Diego.

Biography

Yoriko Kawaguchi is a professor at the Meiji Institute for Global Affairs of Meiji University and former Minister for Foreign Affairs (2002-04) and Minister of the Environment (2000-02) for Japan. She also served as a member of the House of Councilors for Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party and was co-chair of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament and a special adviser to Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi. She has worked as an economist for the World Bank and as managing director of Suntory.

Professor Kawaguchi received her B.A. in international relations from the University of Tokyo and a M. Phil degree in economics from Yale University.

During her residency, she will explore a range of topics such as foreign affairs, energy and environmental policy.